Kilplinger rates Philly among top 10 cities for college grads

    Philadelphia is one of the top 10 cities in the United States for college graduates, according to

    Kiplinger compiled the list by looking for cities with healthy economies and plenty of job growth. They then looked at things like the cost of living, access to public transportation, culture, nightlife and the percentage of people ages 20 to 24. 


    Cities like Boston, New York and Seattle also made the list, according to Philadelphia Business Journal.

    “The number of college-educated young adults in Philadelphia has jumped 57 percent from 2000,” the website said, adding that “recent grads can live in Old City, Northern Liberties or Fairmount, where a two-bedroom runs a little over $1,000 and galleries, bars and boutiques abound.”

    Some of the pros of living in Philadelphia: its relatively low rent and cost of living compared to other major cities; an extensive public transportation system; and high job growth in health care, science and technology.

    The cons included “high persistent crime” and rent in the city being slightly higher than the national average.

    To see all the cities that made the list, check out 10 Great Cities for College Grads.

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